The Role of the University in the Transformation of a Territory of Poverty

Vieira, Sofia (2013) The Role of the University in the Transformation of a Territory of Poverty. In: CU Expo 2013, June 12-15, 2013, Corner Brook, NL, Canada. (Submitted)

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The work approaches the role and the importance of the recently created Brazilian federal public Lusophone Afro-Brazilian University for International Integration (UNILAB). Located in the city of Redenção, state of Ceará, the first brazilian town to abolish slavery, UNILAB has a peculiar design. Its mission is to serve the local community of the region and to establish a dialogue, as well as to educate students from Portuguese speaking african countries. The surrounding context is very poor and the effort the university is doing to expand the boundaries of knowledge is significant. The paper presents the work of two research groups, one from UNILAB and the other from UECE (Ceara State University)that are conducting a research project in 15 municipalities (30 schools) from the region. The data was collected in 2012 and the objective is to work with system and school directors a plan for the region in a process where the action-research method is used.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Item ID: 1741
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > CU Expo 2013
Date: 31 May 2013
Date Type: Submission
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